Leisure Courses and Learning Centres

Leisure Courses and Learning Centres

Find out about learning opportunities in your community!

Learning Centres

As part of our service to rural communities in Perth and Kinross, we run Learning Centres in Blairgowrie, Crieff, Kinross and Pathways (in Perth city centre).

Each centre is equipped with the latest technology and provides access to a wide range of courses. They are also all linked to our IT network, which is itself part of the University of the Highlands and Islands network.

The centres offer a wide range of courses supported by friendly and experienced tutors to help you improve your skills, make studying a course at Perth College UHI within reach, or even just to satisfy a lifelong interest or learning ambition.

So whether you want to use our centres for distance learning, business training, brushing up on your computer skills, or learning a skill on one of our taught courses, there's a wealth of learning opportunities on your doorstep.

IT Courses

Whether you're a complete beginner or working at an advanced level, studying for pleasure or to gain a qualification, you'll find a course to help improve your IT knowledge and skills.  All of our courses are based on Windows 7 and Office 2013.  Some courses may require additional software.

There are 3 main ways you can study:

Tutor-led:  Learn in the classroom with a tutor.  Available at beginners' level over a set number of weeks.

Open Access:  Decide where and when to learn.  You will be given a maximum time in which to complete your course.  The more often you attend the quicker you'll finish.  Many students combine learning in the centre with time on their own computer at home or work.

Distance Learning:  Complete your course at home or in the workplace.  You will only have to attend to sit assessments.

You'll get full tutor support no matter which way you study.

Leisure Courses

Our extensive and varied Leisure Course programmes are designed to provide something for everyone.  You can join a class at our Crieff Road campus in Perth, at one of our Learning Centres or in some of the community campuses across Perth and Kinross.

In addition to our range of art subjects like oil painting, portrait drawing, creative writing and stained glass, you can also try out areas as diverse as motor maintenance, digital photography, basic IT or languages.

Classes generally run for up to 10 weeks, starting in September, January and April.